NL017
Dollard


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An estuary with saltmarshes and intertidal mudflats; the site includes a small artificial lagoon located just at the inland side of the dyke (Polder Breebaert). The Dollard estuary is partly located in Germany, and this site lies adjacent to the Wadden Sea (site 001) and to Emden Harbour in the German part of the Dollard.



Key biodiversity
An important feeding and roosting area for ducks and waders. Four species of geese fly in to roost during winter from an extensive feeding area in Germany and the Netherlands. Large numbers of Recurvirostra avosetta nest inland, but the young are often not able to move to the feeding areas of the Dollard.



Protected areas
National High International High4,900 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Dollard, 4,900 ha). 96 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Dollard II, 96 ha). 1,341 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Waddenzee I, 125,000 ha). 63 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Breebaert, 63 ha). 345 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dollard GRL, 345 ha). 3,844 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dollard NM, 3,844 ha). 6,337 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Waddenzee, `250,000 ha' [official, incorrect figure]). 6,337 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Waddenzee, `250,000 ha' [official, incorrect figure]).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dollard. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.